Technical Review Committee Members Needed for Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

  • Oct 01, 2018

California’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) Technical Review Committee seeks members to help review and evaluate funding proposals sent to the committee. SCBGP provides grants to enhance the competitiveness of the state’s specialty crops. Grants range from $50,000 – $450,000 per project.

The Technical Review Committee consists of government and non-government representatives who are familiar with California’s specialty crop industry. Members attend one training webinar in November 2018 and one in-person review session in March 2019 during which proposals are reviewed. SCBGP funding categories include:

  • California grown promotion
  • Specialty crop access and nutrition education
  • Equipping current and next generation specialty crop farmers
  • Environmental stewardship and conservation
  • Plant health and pest management

California avocado producers, as specialty crop growers, are encouraged to apply. Persons interested in volunteering for the Technical Review Committee must complete an application form and submit a copy of their résumé. Documentation can be sent to grants@cdfa.ca.gov and must be received by October 26, 2018. For more information contact the CDFA’s Office of Grants Administration at 916.657.3231 or grants@cdfa.org.

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